Title: A market based approach to avoid EV charging related energy demand peaks
Abstract: The increasing number of electric vehicles puts rising strain on the power grids by amplifying the traditional evening peak. Fixed rate electricity tariffs do not incentivize car owners in any way to charge in times of reduced demand. Classical variable rate tariffs require constant intervention by the user and tend to fail when the demand gets too elastic. We therefore propose a way to expose EV charging to full market forces while at the same time shield car owners from them. Instead of letting the owner bid for energy we interpose an automated charging agents that learns user schedules and price trends to optimize their charging pattern.